Structured and Semistructured Inventories

  • Wendy Reich
Part of the Critical Issues in Psychiatry book series (CIPS)


Structured and semistructured interviews are methods of collecting data on psychiatric disorders according to specific diagnostic criteria. They are used primarily for research, but clinicians also find them helpful in clarifying psychiatric diagnoses. The interviews are particularly important because they are the means by which the data are systematically collected for much of modern psychiatric research. Moreover, the validity of research results in many instances depends on the effectiveness of these instruments.


Diagnostic Interview Manic Episode Composite International Diagnostic Interview Semistructured Interview Irritable Mood 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wendy Reich
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  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry, Division of Child PsychiatryWashington University School of MedicineSt. LouisUSA

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